I usually ride to uni about twice a week, on those days when i finish work 7 hours before classes start and need every last minute in bed. I ride from Brunswick to Melbourne-Uni along Lygon st, inbound around 11am and out around 6:30 or 7. Up until a day or two ago i had remained relatively extreme-near-miss free since moving away from Kensington, even (rarely) riding at peak times. I was heading home, around 7:30, traffic was light, but clumped in groups where the cars take off from the lights together. I was riding up on some traffic at a red, preparing to filter when it turned green, no worries, return to right hand wheel track of left lane. Traffic is moving in both lanes now, car in the right lane is about ten meters in front of car in the left lane, and a third car further up in the right lane. They all start traveling 50, in a section i know is 60 :roll: so i prepare for overtake followed by swift double undertake, i pass left lane van guy at about 65, move through ten meter gap into left lane and begin to pass both right lane cars (had been in the left lane for around 8 seconds (i think)) when the right lane car in front begins to speed up to my speed. Now in the danger zone next to the door of this ford laser POS, what evs though, i don't really want to go more than 4~5 ks over and dont want to drop back into the other traffic. Next i know, i just catch one blink out of the corner of my eye before the laser is bearing over on me. I quickly changed from RH wheel track to left, fumbling for my horn i scared the shit out of a poor cyclist, missing him in his lane by about 20cm with about 60cm between me and the laser before abandoning the horn, dropping it down a gear and twisting. The little two-fiddy managed to get me out quick enough. I did the "wtf?" hand motion behind me then filtered the hell away from that crazed cager at the next lights. Once there i gave who i now saw was a her (not too bad either...) the death stare through my tinted visor, until she shied away. Then popped it up and apologised to the cyclist, he was very amicable and chatted to me about "f*cking drivers", i commented on his bike, which was a cool, giant mountain bike, like mine at home, blah blah blah, then sped off. I was kind of rattled, but meh, i'm ok, so what evs. Just realised i rode through the exact same traffic config today with one change, straight through at 75+, so no one had a chance to try and kill me. Am i now exhibiting motorcycle hoon behaviour? I know po po would love to catch me at this, but imho its better than being smeared against a parked car. Am i just becoming the typical cbr250rr rider? (Who cares though we are ALL awesome! ) Or should i just settle the hell down, sit behind 50k boring cars and wait it out till the boring filter? Boring. Also, another thing i learned, DO NOT go for the horn unless you've been doing it since day one. Just brake, accelerate, whatever, get out of there.